If you are looking for affordable weight loss surgery, a mini gastric bypass in Mexico might fit the bill. The cost of healthcare in Mexico is much lower compared to the US. Here, you can expect to get the same care level from international bariatric surgeons and state-of-the-art hospitals for less. You can save about 70% on your mini-gastric bypass.
But why should you choose a mini gastric bypass in Tijuana? Aside from the fact that it is more affordable than the traditional Roux-en-Y surgery, many things make it a more desirable option:
Easier and quicker to perform
Mini gastric bypass surgery promotes weight loss through restriction and malabsorption. Through this procedure, the surgeon creates a smaller stomach. However, instead of a pouch, a tube-shaped stomach is formed. The surgeon attaches it to the lower intestines or jejunum and will only make a single connection. This is the reason why this procedure is also known as a single-anastomosis gastric bypass.
The traditional gastric bypass surgery promises high expected weight loss. But due to its complexity, it comes with a 7% complication risk. The mini-gastric bypass in Mexico has been gaining popularity with bariatric surgeons and patients because it is relatively easier and quicker to perform than the conventional method. It is less invasive and carries lower risks and post-surgery complication rates. Patients have lower chances of experiencing vomiting, leaking, or developing nutritional deficiencies. Thus, it is considered safer than Roux-en-Y surgery.
Less diet restriction
In typical bypass surgery, patients have to follow a strict diet to sustain weight loss and get enough nutrition post-operation. They must eat three small meals a day, take vitamins daily, and avoid sugary food and fat to prevent dumping syndrome. Patients who undergo mini bypass surgery will only be advised to take vitamins to aid in digestion.